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in virginia it relies on 113,000 defense jobs and $150 million in revenue. >> and sending out notices under the warrant act and tell you who you have a job. i don't want to so that happen to you in virginia. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans for not letting them bring raise taxes and republicans blame democrats for not cutting entitlements. virginia's congressmen are calling for a truce. >> we need to postpone this sequestration now to remove the burden and the fear that may come. i come upon our leadership to cancel the recess and solve this problem. >> reporter: and he was an analyst who said the real losers in this tug of war are the military and civilian defense worker. >> one way or another, everyone related to the defense and the business is going to be affected. >> reporter: unless congress acts, the half million in cuts
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will go into effect and putting an easy-to-understand result over not-so-easy to save rule of questeration. tom fitzgerald -- of sequestration. the u.s. postal service is about to default on bottoms of dollars. the legally -- legally required pages total more than $10 billion for future retiree health benefits. the default will not change your service and post offices will stay open and the postal service said it's losing $25 million a day. mitt romney is in poland tonight at the end of his international trip. and he met with the former polish president. the visit comes after romney made comments in jerusalem earlier today telling jewish donors their culture is part of what is allowed them to become more economically successful than palestinians. an aid to palestinian president abbas called the comment racist
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and israeli occupation is why they're poor. president obama is in new york city for a fund raising trip. his campaign is unleashing ads today and calling one particular romney ad flatout wrong. the ad shows the president saying if you have a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. the president said the ads take his words out of context. government corruption tops the list of issues that americans are most concerned about. today a new gallop poll showed 87% of people said reducing corruption was important for the next president and that is second to job creation. the budget terrorism, social security, medicare round out the top five. the news edge on maryland now. a brutal beating left a man dead and two tone agers charged with his murder and that is well about 11:00. the types change chased the victim and -- the teens chased
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him and beat him with a shovel. as he lay dieing, they robbed him. >> reporter: police say it started with a call saturday night about people drinking. being disorderly and chasing each other with the shovel on the 5200 block of newton street in bladensburg. when they arrived, the found the 54-year-old dead on the side of the road and that he was brutally beaten with a shovel. that is not all. >> and after they beat the victim, we had one of the suspects going through the victim's pockets. >> reporter: it's not known what was taken from the victim. the 16-year-old andrea and 17- year-old james murray are charged with the murder and both lived within blocks of the crime scene. >> supposedly they were drinking in the area and attempted to rob the victim and struck him with a shovel several times. >> reporter: police don't know how or if the types knew him but that the crime was especially brutal.
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>> and this is a heinous crime. these individuals, juveniles, they beat this man and you that they're going to be be charged as an adult. >> reporter: a neighbor said that he was living in this basement condo unit and doing work for the owner. she didn't know much else about him. they admitted their involvement with the crime. now, the young men are facing many years in prison and charged as adult -- adults with first-degree murder and robbery. maureen urk me, fox 5 news. -- maureen umeh, fox 5 news. and the police want to know if you can-them find two armed robbery suspects. and that happened in the 4700 block of columbia pike last wednesday before 9 a.m. one man had a gun and the other had a knife and hill it to an employee's throat and forced her to open and got away with
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cash and if you know who did this, arlington county police would like to hear from you. funeral services for a teacher who died wednesday when she was caught in a rip current. she was expecting her first child. she taught at the river school in d.c. she and her husband were in the outer banks in north carolina when they fell off of the sand bar and were swept into the water. thirty hours later, they were rescued and jill died at the hospital and had just made a video for the little girl the day before. >> i am six months pregnant and our baby girl is -- three months in november for thanksgiving. and on her birthday and -- [ indiscernible ] not nervous that is exciting. >> and that is heartbreaking. her husband matt survived. the river school set up a scholarship fund in jill's name. the man suspected of that deadly movie massacre in colorado has formally been charged with murder.
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holmes faces 142 cows total including 24 counts of first- degree murder and 116 charges of attempted murder. james holmes is accused of killing 12 and wound 58 others during the midnight premier of the "dark knight rises." prosecutors could file additional charges and is unclear if they will seek the death penalty. a survivor said that he forgives him. he was shot twice in the foot and twice in the arm and said that the only way he can fully recover is to forgive. >> i forgive you and i knew from the second he walked in that something was not right and there is -- . >> and something bad was going down. >> yeah, there was a dark evil presence. literally it was like time stopped for me. >> he said he would like to talk to james holmes face-to- face to tell him in person that he forgives him. and the news edge on d.c. now. where a dozen protestors rallied outside of the white
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house this afternoon. the activists chanted and held signs calling for improved gun laws. the group said it's not against handguns in the home, but the increasing availability of rifles and other high-powered weapons. >> gun control has regulations, has been diminished, diluted, and it seems that society thinks that owning guns and the second amendment is an absolute. it's not an absolute. there is room for reasonableness, common sense, and compromise. and straight ahead tonight on the news edge at 6, putting baby formula under lock and key in the hospital. where a new breast-feeding campaign is drawing criticism. we have a okay day out there. a mix of sun and one or two showers roaming around and dropping heavy rain. we'll do a check of a moment.
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i have to say, lindsay, the redskins have to be happy about the temperatures in the 80s, opposed to the 100s. >> and sue, they're enjoying the cloud covererrage very much. coming up -- cloud coverage very much. and he has a progress report on robert griffin 3. he speaks with the media the second day this preseason. laura. and lindsay, thanks. we'll see you soon. if you have a story idea, call the 10lone on the screen. 202-895-3,000 can you send us an e-mail to fox5tips@wttg.com. we'll be right back. ight back. [ male announcer ] where did all the obama stimulus money go?
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awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . pepco has filed a mandatory report on how it plans to restore service faster during major power outages. after last month's major storm and outages, the public service commission ordered pepco to submit that report by today and
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it must address how it will train and drill in major outages, activate and mobilize resources, priorities during major outages and how it will communicate better with crews and customers. another local utility company is asking for a rate increase and this time bg&e customers could feel the pitch. baltimore gas and electric asked regulators to improve the increase and saying it's needed for improvements to comply with reliability and requirements. if approved, it would go up $7 a month and a typical gas bill increases by $5 a month. and first, it was oversized sugary drinks. now, the new york mayor bloomberg is cracking down on the baby formula, part of a public health initiative to promote breast-feeding. the new program will keep the baby formula under lock down in more than two dozen city hospitals and require new moms to sign the formula out like medication. the women won't be denied the formula, but if they ask for it, they will get a luckure on the bene-- lecture on the benefits of breast-feeding.
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>> a seven-year-old maryland boy with a serious health problem might be feeling better tonight. thanks in part to some help from fox 5. ethan from hagerstown has a genetic syndrome that keeps his muscles from developing. kids with the illness tend to be obese and ethan was never strong enough to ride a bike so they had a special bicycle handmade for him. ten days after getting it, someone stole it. and a maryland man saw our story and recognized the bicycle from a post he saw on craig's list. the bicycle will be returned to ethan tomorrow and we plan to be there to bring you the story. and just ahead tonight on the news edge at 6, a christmas to remember. especially in july. an iraq war veteran celebrating with his family after being deployed the first time around. and you may have not been the only one catching a glimpse of the olympics, some say they spotted what looked like a ufo hovering over the opening
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ceremony. and look closely there at the top of the screen. the good year blimp said it was hired to record aerial footage of the show and said the blimp was not in the area at the time. that object is not appearing to be a helicopter either. the video has u.f.o. believers buzzing. what do you think? ♪
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i've n never felt this way befo, but it's a scary time to be a woman. mitt romney is just so out of touch. [ female announcer ] mitt romney opposes requiring insurance coverage for contraception. and romney supports overturning roe versus wade.
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romney backed a bill that outlaws all abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. there's so much we need to do. we need to attack our problems -- not a woman's choice. [ obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. . it's christmas in july for one local iraq war veteran and his family. chris carnbach was deployed during christmas last year and he and his family spent the holiday a part. several companies and volunteers decided to bring the holiday spirit to them today. nelson jones was there at the family's home in hollywood,
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maryland. >> christmas in july. >> militarykids.org and the mittics and wizards came by to do christmas in july. >> a christmas tree. >> my husband went to cuba and we were not able to be together for the holidays. >> and when you wake up in the morning, i kept on thinking that dad was still there. >> and we showed the videos to my mom and some attention so she wouldn't feel sad because dad was away. >> it's tough and that was my second christmas away from my family. in '09, i was in iraq eating turkey out of stryofoam plates and trying to get a phone call home and to wish them a merry christmas. it's tough. >> amazingly giving, caring people that are looking out for
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everybody who have been through a deployment in the military family truly care about the people they're trying to help. >> it's fun. we get to have lots of things to do and never get bored. >> and i didn't expect them to stick around. they're planting plants and this is. >> only the gold one. >> only the gold one? >> merry christmas. [ laughter ] that is special and nice. >> really is. >> and celebrate it any time. >> absolutely. >> and that no, the affect. >> you know today is the eighth day in the month of july that we have had some temperatures in the 80 as. >> my goodness. >> and that is at or above 90 and above hundred this month. >> mid goness.
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>> and that -- my goodness. a tough summer. i hate to see it go. this year radio -- . >> get going 32. >> and -- get going there. very warm and today, some puffy clouds around and some clouds are storm clouds and fairly isolated. at least a little bit of blue sky and the temperatures today topping out in the upper 80s and high up there as well and locate look at radar and they're falling a part as quickly as they form and i was watching one in the leesburg area and some one or two warnings. can you see they pop up quickly and if you get a stronger one like the charlottesville area, that can drop a quick half inch of rain and 30 and 40 gusts and to 50 or 60 and some simulhills. otherwise, as we look around the region, all of the storms are moving from southeast to northwest and that is an
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unusual direction for us from an area of low pressure off of the coast and sending these long and that is an area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere and this is the one we're watching around the leesburg area and that is gone now. maybe another one developing here along the river and we'll keep an eye on that and head one to charles county doing the same. >> and that is the general motion. can you detect the circulation and that is what we're getting, a spinoff from that and that is going to be there tomorrow and that means tomorrow is going to be a lot like today and with a mix of clouds and sun and maybe some storms around in the afternoon. just a few. and in terms of the temperatures, it's going to be staying warm and not extremely hot this week and probably upper 80s by the end of the week in the low 90s and that is not too bad and we will have a touch of humidity throughout the next few days and we're going to go 87 tomorrow, afternoon thunderstorms and 88 degrees on wednesday. a few afternoon thunderstorms
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as well and nothing that looks terribly severe and same for thursday, with a temperature warming up to 91 and that can be a couple of storms roaming around in the afternoon. the main feature will be some heavy rain with them and perhaps that gust of wind and temperature today, 89 degrees and bwi and thurgood marshal at 87. we have a range at this hour, and mostly in the 80s with an exception at frederick with the temperature of 90 degrees. a little bit on the humid side and what about the rest of the country and the extreme heat any going on? the big bubble of heat in the central plains is more to the south and with little rock coming in at 108; dallas, 103 and amarillo, 100 there is no end in sight for the big heat wave. there is a few clouds tonight, upper 60s in the suburbs and about 73 degrees downtown and tomorrow, about 87 degrees and as we mentioned, the clouds and sun. a couple of storms around in the afternoon and that is kind of a settled, not too bad of a week, considering what we have been through. i think we can handle this
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typical summertime dog day-like weather and perfect timing since august is about to begin around here. >> good. good. >> and may be august is kinder to us. >> let's hope so. >> i hope so. >> i think it will. >> okay. >> thank you. and last year, an injury ended rookie season and jarvis jenkins is determined to make a contribution in 2012. lindsay murphy is up next with the sports edge. and first, sharks are known to swallow almost anything. at $15,000 -- a $15,000 camera? that is what one 14 footlong tiger shark tried to do as she grabbed a hold of the diver's gear. a film crew was shooting footage when the shark stole the camera and didn't take along before it realized the equipment was not so tasty and she dropped it and swam off. rickle -- luckily the crew recovered the camera and no damage. damage. the first time i saw fios, itit was absolutely amazing. for years and years we had to put up with cable. once we got fios, it was like somebody like took our computer,
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if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. my father's hands didn't build this company. my hands didn't build this company. through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this business. why are you demonizing us for it? it's time we had somebody who believes in us. someone who believes that achievement should be rewarded not punished. we need somebody who believes in america. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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. hello from day four of the redskins training camp. a couple of updates, the guard corey lichenstein was not at practice, a minor surgery and they're hopeful he can play in the season opener, on september 9th. and the safety, off and physically unable the perform list and he can't practice today and has to sit out one more day for the tb agreement and, by the way, this is day two for the players. how about a progress report on robert griffin 3? the consensus was that he had a rough first day of camp last thursday. since then, he has until the timing and accuracy. the coaching staff had griffen concentrating on short- and mid- range passing with limited passes during the drills. griffin spoke the first time since last wednesday today. >> and a lot of times it will die on you and early on, we
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struggled with that and picked it up since then and yesterday, we had a good one on the run and like i said, i try not to be a downer and say oh, my gosh, i have to do that and that is about practice. if you make a bad throw one time -- time, there is a slim chance to none i will make the same bad throw. >> and talk about some practice? and one of the players eager, the 24-year-old second year defensive end jarvis jenkins, clear to return to football activities in april after stuffering a torn acl against the ravens and the third preseason game last year and jenkins missed the entire season last year and he's healthy and is eager. he's jenkins on his goals for the upcoming season. >> and personally me, i expect to give them more of a breather and that defense. and we had a good season last
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year and can have a better one this year and try to be the number one defense and -- i mean, basically, you are holding up guys and to make to be the you know, i am doing best on the defense. >> and the nationals are unbelievable this season. yesterday, they rallied for their 24th come-from-behind victory and they're 61 and 40 on the year, tied with the reds for the best record in all of baseball and that is flashback to last night and the top of the 9th and that runner on. ties the game 9-9 and gives davie johnson something to cheer and that is not all. top of the 11th and still tied and into the left-field corner and comes in to score and
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zimmerman is going to the face. the catcher drops the ball and they win 11-10 in 11 innings and they go 6-1 on their road trip. and they're off today. a much needed offday and nationals back in action tomorrow and they at home hosting the phillies and supposed to be straussburg and versus chris lee. should be a good matchup. >> and they're on fire and there is so much fun to watch. thank you very much. now you have the news edge. the news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. keep it here. tmz on tv is up next. see you at 10 and for the news edge at 11.
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